Sunday, February 28, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Went to the dentist yesterday. I get to go back in June!! I am so excited!!! And she wants me to see a real dentist for a check up, x-rays and everything!! oh, I can't stand it!!! And, then we might talk about getting a crown for my tooth!!! A crown!!! I wounder if it will have diamonds on it??? If it's kind of pointy, it might help break up the food as I chew, but brushing might be a pain......... We will see what happens I guess!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
I have a few more to make, uh, quit a few, but I think they will be fun when done. I probably didn't need to buy more fabric, but it's all good. I love scraps, and I love blue, and I have a new book that shows me new ways to use up my 'leftovers'!!
I really enjoyed going through Bonnies "Leaders and Enders book yesterday!! Found a couple quilts that I liked and I also found a border or two that I could use on this project....... or not!!! I will see. I am not sure if I should do a peiced border or just a plain one, it would all have to be blue no matter what I decide so......
I also did a little piecing on my Piece and Goodwill quilt. I have two blocks done, and alot of pieces sewn together. So, today I realized I have enough red/green pieces to do the center 4 patch on the blocks, and sewed a few of them together. Mindless sewing, with peices coming together, but not a block done yet. I have had a very nice day.
Here are the 4 patches!!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I have been waiting for Bonnie Hunters new book "Leader and Enders" and I found it on my kitchen table this morning - one of my beautiful daughters got the mail the other day, but left it in a bag and left it on the messy table and I didn't see it - till just about 20 minutes ago!! Well, I pulled it out of the envelope it came in and started reading - yes, reading - I always start at the begining and read it, tips, things that she thought we should know about, then I will get to the patterns!! Well, on page 15 she has a page that says " What Quilters are saying about Bonnie Hunter's Leaders & Enders method" - I am quoted on this page!!!!!!!!!! Bottom left hand side, that me!!!! I was shocked!!!!!!!!! Still am!!!!! Oh, way to cool!!! I am in a book!! Bonnie's book!!! How fantastic is that!! Love it!! How much fun is this, I am quoted in a book people are going to read. I am just smiling here. this is way to much fun!!!! Thanks Bonnie for using my words. I am honored. Thank-you.
See, simple!! The owner of the store fought breast cancer a couple years ago, and wants to go back to the basics. And not have a hard blk to create for herself and for us!! It's nice - no applique and fussy stuff, blks I really don't like. These, some of the patterns I could see making a quilt from!! And, I like the easy, quick, part!! I can get it done in the sewing time I have alloted to myself.
And, all my bought fabrics have been washed - so nothing to stop me now from making my guild challange blks!!
See Myra!! Picture!!!!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I am still collecting lights and darks of this fabric for a future project - and I know I don't have any oranges or colors like this, I aim to go for the dark's and that is so true because the first ones came in a group setting, and the ones I choose are the dark ones at the end.... the 1/2 meter is the one just before the last orange one.....
Now I will show you the blues I picked up the other day at my BOM class. These are for my guild challange. I like them. I am also on the lookout for a nice border for this project - but I do not have to have it right now.
And here is one of the 'boxes' I told you about that holds my UFO projects!! I have made these reverable, and please DO NOT TRY TO SEW THROUGH STICKY VELCRO!!!!!!! Your machine will rebel and make your life miserable!!! And if I try it again, remind me that I knew that!!!!! I figure if, and when, the velcro comes off, I will, and can sew it on then, but not before!! I love this. Now, before I loose any more pictures - yup, just had to replace the first one - again!!! I am running away screaming and taking my beautiful daugher to the city for a day out with Mom and for shoes!!!! Happy Valentines Day!!!!!
Friday, February 12, 2010
I am just sitting here, nervous. My interview for the job in town is in an hour...... Oh, how I want this job. It' s not even funny how much I want to be in town again. I don't mind the drive to my job now, I use the time to think and dream and just have some me time. What I do mind though, is coming home to a messy house where no one does anything - and if I was in town, that would stop - right now. No complaining alloweed here, so .......
I am nervous. More nervous than I thought I would be. Why??? ahhhhhh....... If I don't get it, it just means that something better is on the agenda, but, in all honesty, I do not want to go back to my 'old' job............ Oh, I don't like that thought. I am grateful for my job, I am glad I have it. I enjoy the people I work with and they like me too. I even went out for coffee after work the other night with a group of them (first time) and I had fun. So, I will keep that thought in my head as I get myself ready and out the door today. My next day off is Wednesday............. And I won't think about that either!!! lol!!
Okay, I am off for an interview for a job I really want to get. My tummy is so tight it's not funny. And I usually don't feel this way. When I first saw the sign about this job, months ago, I got this flood of emotion that said, "This in your job!!" And, it felt so true and right, that I just knew I had it. Now, today, is the day of reality. Will they like me?? Will I honestly have a new job after today???? And when will they let me know????????????? I am going to drive myself crazy here.
Gotta go. Just thought I'd share.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
No picture yet, - I will get one. I have been doing my 20 minutes of sewing a day - it does make a huge difference for me. It makes a dent in the things I want to do, and keeps my thinking and planning. And it's a great way to get myself energized. Either at night when I am tired and just want to go to bed, if I have not done my time, I go in there and sit to do something - cutting, sewing, something that is related to this craft, and I come out, sometimes way past the 20 minutes - but when I do come back out, I feel calmer, happier, and relaxed....... I love this feeling. I do enjoy the gift I have given myself, of sewing for the 20 minutes a day. Sometime, this is all the time I have to give myself, but it's my time and I totally enjoy the whole process!!
Yes, I am actively looking for another job. The other day, a woman came throught the till and we got talking. She was asking why we didn't carry large filter for coffee pots that business' use. I asked here where she worked. And innocent question - so she told me. Then I asked if they were looking for help... not such an innocent question, but it usually makes people laugh, and I like that!! Well, she actually said yes! And, it's at a fitness place - I am not so fit..... told her that! This was all still in fun, the conversation, but at the end of it, she gave me her card, and I told her if she got a resume' that said: presently working at Costco, it's probably mine - she said she would remember me!! lol!! So, yes, I am going to drop off a resume, and even if nothing else, she was fun to talk to and I just might have a place get fit in!!
I also have an interview this Friday for the liquor store. In town, easy to walk to, well, a good walk to keep me fit anyways!!! And I could still use it as my time to listen to motivational CD's on my walkman!! This is how I spend my 2 hour drive to work now, listening to people saying how great it can and will be - so might as well keep that up while I go to my new job!! Positive thinking here!! Yup, I will have a new job soon.
And I still have my resume in a the greenhouse. Wouldn't it be cool if I could do all three jobs??!! I think it would be crazy fun though!! Get my green thumb growing, work out, and have fun there, and then relax and joke with the people coming to get their fix.... hmmmmm
Okay, my stash report is - well, I did use up some for the borders on my top.... let's make it 3/4 of a yard. I used up two pieces to make this border and they were both small pieces.
So my new number for today is - can I have a drum roll please!! - 172 1/4 yards!!!
My goal, I guess is to use up what I have counted so next year, I can start from zero and go down from there!!! It is actually fun for me to use up what I have - especially since I only bought things that caught my eye, and mostly FQ's!! Not to many large pieces of fabric in my stash - mostly fun things, novelty prints. When it comes to borders and the like, backings - I realize that I need to rethink my buying habit, so I have started to buy larger pieces!
Okay, I need to get myself out the door for another 8 hr day a this job that I love, yeah, I love my job, I love my job, I love my job..... I am blessed to have this job. And that last one, I do mean. So, have a great Sunday, and Sew to your Hearts content!!!!